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Dubai will probably have built a dome by then. Assholes with money (yes im jealous)

That's actually already being started but in Abu Dhabi. Dubai doesn't get but a tiny fraction of the oil wealth they hoard in AD
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That's actually already being started but in Abu Dhabi. Dubai doesn't get but a tiny fraction of the oil wealth they hoard in AD

But they get all the hot instagram prostitutes
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I love listening to interviews with Emiratis who have more of an american accent than me despite growing up there. What a strange place. 

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Kurdish student in Syria showing off his new Kurdish language textbook:

 

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Yemen:


Saudi Arabia just got 800 colombian mercenaries to fight there apparently lol. Then you have saudi arabia and sudan forces fighting to protect "the democratically elected" president (saudi arabia which probably doesnt know what an election is), in the poorest country in the region (because the dictator that stole and drained it was a saudi puppet for decades. Even though that president's term expired years ago anyway. And for all the divisions that yemen has, they cant find anyone to fight for them except alqaeda and a few tribes.
Not even their own saudi soldiers can so they buy armies and mercenaries.
Oh and meanwhile they decided Russia has hit civilians in syria even before the first plane flew out yet theyre hitting UN schools there.


Syria:

Syrian army fighting very violently against ISIS in Kweyres airport area, the road to aleppo and defending against large ISIS attack against Safira and other towns. Yet "the war doesnt target ISIS".
Jaish fateh and ISIS have started openly coordinating attacks apparently against the army.
Jeish Islam and the southern front tried to take advantage and mount an attack on Damascus but apparently russians bombed the shit out of their gatherings.

Lebanon:

Saudi prince will probably go free, garbage still swimming. Saudi Ambassador apparently going around telling people "London, France and the States all released princes for much worse charges, your country will do it within a week".
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And big media row between Egypt's intellectuals and journalists and Saudi Arabia.

Im hoping with Saudi Arabia being "low" on cash, Sissi will feel he no longer needs it and will establish Egypt once again as a leading sunni arab powerhouse.

Saudi Arabia taking the lead of the sunni world has been disastrous on every level.
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And big media row between Egypt's intellectuals and journalists and Saudi Arabia.

Im hoping with Saudi Arabia being "low" on cash, Sissi will feel he no longer needs it and will establish Egypt once again as a leading sunni arab powerhouse.

Saudi Arabia taking the lead of the sunni world has been disastrous on every level.


Last time Egypt took the reins it was pretty disastrous as well...

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Last time Egypt took the reins it was pretty disastrous as well...

Haha yes but as far as the religious and social fabric of arab societies it would be much better. Anyone but saudi would be much better.

Plus now you have Iran and the shiites and you need a sunni partner that can deal with them and find common ground with on Syria, Iraq Lebanon and hopefulky Palestine.

Not one who created takfirism.
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Not one who created takfirism.

 

Ibn Taymiyye was Anatolian and Zawahiri is Egyptian. :teach: 

 

Also, Zawahiri is largely a product of Egypt's prisons so who really revived takfirism?

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Ibn Taymiyye was Anatolian and Zawahiri is Egyptian. teacha.gif  

Also, Zawahiri is largely a product of Egypt's prisons so who really revived takfirism?

And there are tens of thousands of tunisian, lebanese, syrian, etc... Takfiris. That was the point. Saudi arabia exported, supported and financed takfiri ideologies, imams everywhere in the arab world and still does.
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I think ibn Taymiyyah might have been the first secularist , and probably very misrepresented
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Oh, and Qutb was Egyptian too. 

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Did anyone watch the PBS documentary from regime land last night?
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Oh, and Qutb was Egyptian too. 

Thats like saying the USSR didnt spread communism because Marx was German.

Baghdadi was in a US prison.

Are you disputing the role that Saudi Arabia played/plays in the spread and funding of radical islam ethan?
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